UX/UI Design Track

Introduction

Because Web and Software development are such a big part of our Co-Lab Training offerings, it is only natural that as much attention be given to planning before any code is written. This track teaches the basic principles of User Experience and User Interface Design (UX/UI), an increasingly useful and important discipline that integrates empathy, design, and technology to solve complex human problems. The goal of this field of study is to first understand the users of technology – their behaviors, interests, and preferences – and then employ this research to best build digital products that achieve goals with positive user experience.

Sessions in this program will cover UX/UI design concepts, best practices, and tools to help you develop a broader skillset and creatively solve technical problems while leading end users to positive outcomes.

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UX Research: Discovery

Join Information Architect Bendte Fagge and learn how to go about gathering valuable information that will inform all future design decisions of a website or app project.

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Designing for Users: Overview of UX/UI

Get familiarized with the different steps and aspects of designing websites and apps with your users in mind.

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The Visual Design Process

This workshop will introduce you to one approach to visual design. Join UI designer Jen Hubbard as she walks you through the steps she takes in completing visual design projects here at Duke.

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Intro to Wireframing & Figma

Gain practical UI design experience by learning about and creating wireframes before diving into Figma to make a digital prototype of your design.

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Inclusive websites and accessibility

The goal of a website is to be found and used, but to do that, it must be accessible. Depending on the type of website, accessibility rules may be mandatory, but even if you are only planning on creating a cat blog for you and your family, accessibility should be on your mind.

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Organizing UX Research with Information Architecture & User Flows

Learn how to organize the research you uncovered during the Discovery phase of UX research through this overview of information architecture and user flows.

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Validate Your Design with User Testing

Put your design to the test and check if your ideas make as much sense to your users as they do to you (and your team). See how usability testing is done in professional circles and learn how to apply the same methodologies to your personal projects.

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